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How to Recover Deleted YouTube Videos

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Aug 04, 2023 • Filed to: Photo/Video/Audio Solutions • Proven solutions

How to recover deleted or lost YouTube videos? Looking for the best solution to help you recover deleted YouTube videos on the channel? We will show the best easy ways to help you recover all deleted YouTube videos back on this page.

YouTube is one of the most popular video-sharing platforms for vloggers online. Many videos get published and shared on their website every day in all sorts of niches, reaching millions of people worldwide. Unfortunately, out of all these videos, a significant number also get deleted every day. You might have encountered this problem. There are available options to help you recover deleted YouTube videos.

Part 1. How to Recover Deleted YouTube Videos | Four Methods

Deleted YouTube videos can still be restored, and here are four methods that you can do.

Method 1. Restore deleted YouTube Video Original Files from PC

If you ever downloaded the YouTube videos that are deleted already, you can resort to a file recovery program to get deleted YouTube videos back. Recoverit Video Recovery software is the best solution to recover deleted or lost YouTube video original files from the PC. Free download as below and get your lost YouTube videos back in simple steps.

  • Recover video files from computer hard drive, USB flash drive, SD memory card, mobile phone.
  • Recover lost videos due to accidental deletion, formatted card, virus attack, and devices system crash.
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Steps on How to Recover Deleted YouTube Video

Download and install Recoverit Video Recovery on your Windows computer. If your videos are stored on an external device, please connect them to the computer. For Mac users, you should download Recoverit Video Recovery for Mac and follow the similar steps below. You can review the guide on how to recover deleted videos on Mac.

Step 1 Launch the Recoverit Video Recovery program on the PC and select a location where your videos get lost.


Step 2 Once you select the location, this video recovery will scan the device to search for your lost video files. It will take a while to finish.


Step 3 After the scan, all recovered video files can be reviewed of the result. Select your YouTube video and click the "Recover" button to get them back.


Get a safe device to save all your recovered video files. Also, you should keep backup the important files regularly.

We also have Advanced Video Recovery for you if you can't recover videos with a common simple recovery process..


A deep scan can find more video fragments and merge them in order.


Once the scan is over, you can preview the video before saving.


Method 2. Retrieve Videos from archive.org

    • Head over to the email account you used to register on YouTube and seek the email with the upload information of the video that got deleted.
    • Highlight and copy the video's link.
    • Open archive.org and type in YouTube.com.
    • Paste your copied video link and select Browse History on the search bar.
    • The page redirects you to the upload history of that video with the exact date it was uploaded, archived on the site. Click on it.
    • You will then find all the information plus the video file of the YouTube video you uploaded.
    • Download the video file and upload it again.

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Method 3. Recover your YouTube videos via Help Support

You can also try to send an email to the managing team of YouTube to ask them to restore your video upload. If you are a YouTube Partner (more than 10,000 views), you can reach them more easily using these steps:

  • Sign in to your YouTube account and find the Help link found at the bottom page.
  • Select Need more help and then go to Get creator support.
  • You will then be met with a selection regarding the category of the issue. Select Email Support.
  • Additionally, you may have to click on the link labeled "Contact the Creator Support Team".

Method 4. Restore Videos from Backup

If you have any backup, then you can restore the deleted YouTube videos from the backup and upload them to your YouTube channel. Go to your computer's hard disk drive or other storage and find the videos before uploading.

If you do not have a backup of all videos on your computer that get deleted, you can get a powerful Video recovery software to help you retrieve all videos back. Follow method 4 as below, recover deleted videos with Recoverit video recovery software.

Usually, the ultimate way is to use a data recovery application for YouTube videos recovery. It can save you much time and effort. Get to know the methods and steps on video recovery.

Part 2. About YouTube Videos Deleted Issue:

Basing on the terms of YouTube usage, any video may get taken down if it violates one of the rules and regulations of the website. Here are three common causes of videos deletion:

  • 1. Copyright strike: Copyright issues are rampant on YouTube, especially when you use music or videos that a third party previously owned. They can claim ownership of it and strike your video as a copyright violation. This is an offense that has a legal basis and should be carefully considered before uploading a video that may contain copyrighted material.
  • 2. Privacy complaints: Sometimes, a third person or party will file a formal complaint that the video contains privacy violations. If the content endangers the person, be it revealing their address or other personal information without their consent, that person has the right to ask management to take down your videos.
  • 3. Content issues: If the video has content deemed nonfriendly or promotes abuse, the management has the right to take down the video without warning. The uploader is then usually asked to edit the video to make it more user-friendly and appropriate for all ages viewing.

Having your YouTube videos deleted might be a hassle, but with Recoverit video recovery software. you never have to worry about losing the file forever. Instead, this powerful data recovery tool will allow you to retrieve a copy of the video. You can re-upload, download, and recover deleted YouTube videos easily and effectively.

Recoverit is also an application that can help you recover photos or pictures from a camera or any other device.

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